Quarterfinals: Rutter vs. Ogas/Legler vs.
Pawlowicz - August 18|
Sixteen of the
game show world's brightest stars were summoned to the battlefield of Grand
Slam. Over the last two weeks, eight were eliminated, leaving only the elite
eight of Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, Ogi Ogas, David Legler, Phyllis Harris,
Michelle Kitt, John Carpenter and Leszek Pawlowicz to face each other in the
quarterfinal round. Tonight, it's #1 Brad Rutter vs. #9 Ogi Ogas and #5 David
Legler and #13 quiz-killer Leszek Pawlowicz.
But first, Rutter vs. Ogas. Let's meet the
Aspiring game show host
graduate student (neuroscience)
Jeopardy!: won the 2000 TOC, the
Million Dollar Masters, and the UTOC, taking home over $3.2 million
Claim to fame
Millionaire: won $500,000 last
Def. #16 Amy Kelly
Ticket to the quarterfinals
Def. #8 Nancy Christy
Okay, an explanation of the rules...
Round 1: General knowledge questions.
Round 2: Numbers and logic.
Round 3: Words and letters.
Round 4: Mixed bag.
Players are each given one minute of the
questioner's time. Correct answers will stop the clock; wrong ones will keep the
clock going until they give a correct answer or they use one of three switches
given to them for the entire match. A switch passes the question to their
opponent. The player who runs out of time first loses the round, and the winner
keeps the time remaining on his or her clock to use in the final round. Player
who runs out of time in that round first is out of the tournament.
Round 1 begins... NOW.
||Where are the
headquarters of the Boeing Company?
OGI: Seattle (Chicago)
king is associated with the legal principle "an eye for an eye?"
OGI: Hammurabi. CORRECT
National Park is located in what US state?
BRAD: Wyoming (Kentucky).
What Greek physician is credited with
founding the study of medicine?
BRAD: Asclepius (Hippocrates).
What Martin Scorsese film chronicles the
story of Mafia informant Henry Hill?
BRAD: Goodfellas. CORRECT
|What two characters
are described in a William Shakespeare play as being "star-crossed lovers"?
OGI: Romeo & Juliet. CORRECT
|The Latin adage
"Cogito ergo sum" was coined by what French philosopher?
BRAD: Descartes. CORRECT
|What color of M&M
was unavailable for much of the 1970s and 80s due to worries over a food
OGI: Green (Red).
What is the first and last name of Henry the
OGI: Catherine Parr. CORRECT
|What planet is
eighth farthest from the Sun?
BRAD: Uranus (Neptune)
In 2006, what
former senator was appointed to lead a steroid investigation for Major
BRAD: Mitchell. CORRECT
|From what university
did the three founders of the humor magazine National Lampoon graduate?
What pastor has sold over 25 million copies of
his book "The Purpose Driven Life"?
BRAD: Rick Warren. CORRECT
|What do the letters
in the military TV series "JAG" stand for?
OGI: Pass. (Judge Advocate General)
his 2002 State of the Union speech, President Bush called Iran, Iraq, and
what other country an "axis of evil"?
OGI: North Korea. CORRECT
|In what film did
"Dirty Harry" Callahan first utter the words "Go ahead, make my day"?
BRAD: "Sudden Impact". CORRECT.
|In May of 2000,
Angelina Jolie married which former co-star in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony?
OGI: Pass. (Billy Bob Thornton)
very first music video played on MTV was a song by what British band?
OGI: Buggles. CORRECT
The round and the 18.63 seconds go to Brad. All
six switches are still in play.
Another minute on the clock for both sides as we
prepare for the numbers round. Round 2 begins... NOW.
|What is one-seventh of 224?
|OGI: 32. CORRECT
|What is 5.4 + 6.7?
BRAD: 12.3. (12.1)
Solve for x: 20 + 44
= x - 22
BRAD: 42 (86)
The abbreviation for "master of ceremonies,"
when used as a Roman numeral, converts to what standard number?
BRAD: 1100. CORRECT
|What is 52 - 26 - 13?
OGI: 13. CORRECT
If it is 7:00pm in Los Angeles, what time is it
in New York City?
BRAD: 10pm. Correct
|What is the dollar value of 7
quarters and 3 dimes?
OGI: $2.05. CORRECT
|If x is greater than y, and y is
less than z; do we know that x is greater than z?
BRAD: Yes. (No.)
What is the greatest
number of 150-pound men that can ride an elevator with a maximum load of
BRAD: Seven (Six)
Two lines that are in the same plane and ever
cross are what kind of lines?
BRAD: Perpendic... Parallel. CORRECT
|If the New York Times implements
a 6 percent price increase on its $3.50 Sunday paper, what is the new price?
|BRAD: Pass. ($3.71)
How many days is 1 week - 72 hours?
BRAD: 3 (4)
What is 7.5 - 3.9?
BRAD: 3.6. CORRECT
|Solve for x: 3x + 10 = 2x + 50
OGI: 40. CORRECT.
|A building measuring 262 yards
tall is how many feet high?
TIME! Correct: 786.
Ogi gets the numbers for 39.08 seconds, giving
him a 21 second advantage. Both players have a switch.
Time to play with letters. Round 3... begins now.
||The name of what US state
capital is an anagram of TARMAC NOSE?
OGI: Sacramento. CORRECT
|Separate the first and last
names of a famous inventor in FROUBLTERTON
BRAD: Pass (Robert Fulton)
goddess is hidden in DID ANNALISA THEN ACTUALLY GO?
BRAD: Lygo? (Athena)
How many total consonants appear in the word
BRAD: Five. CORRECT.
|DUST - - - - - SLOPE
OGI: Pass. (Bunny)
Adding what letter
to "dove" changes its meaning to "a large mass of people moving as a body"?
OGI: Drove (R)
Add letters to G-N-AG- to get the name of
what university located in Spokane, WA?
OGI: Pass (Gonzaga)
OGI: T-A-R-A-N-T-U-L-A. CORRECT
|Separate the two African
countries in TCHOAGDO.
BRAD: Chad and Togo. CORRECT
|What US state is hidden in IT'S
YODEL AWARENESS MONTH!?
OGI: Delaware. CORRECT
|Add letters to -ME-I-A'- -EX-
-OP --DEL to get the name of a popular reality show.
BRAD: "America's Next Top Model". CORRECT
|What "P" is the name for the
groove in your upper lip that runs up to your nose?
OGI: Pass (Philtrum)
PORTER - - - - -
OGI: House. CORRECT
|Separate the last names of the
American explorers in SCILWAERLK.
BRAD: Lewis and Clark. CORRECT
|What astronaut's name is an
anagram of DRY ALLIES?
OGI: Pass (Sally Ride)
abbrieviation of the Arab political group "PLO", the letter "L" stands for
OGI: Liberation. CORRECT
|Add letters to -A-A-U to get the
name of what palatial setting in Coleridge's poem Kubla Khan?
OGI: Xanadu. CORRECT
|Separate the names of two show
business periodicals in BVIALRLBIOEATRYD.
BRAD: Variety and Billboard. CORRECT
|What Pulitzer Prize winner's
name is an anagram of BURN DRAMA MEDAL?
TIME! Correct: Bernard Malamud
Brad tacks on another 14.20 seconds to close the
gap to 1:32.83 against Ogi's 1:39.08.
Now we go to the final round. Each player is allocated another switch
for two switches each. Use it
Round 4... begins NOW.
|What opera star's name means
"peaceful Sunday" in Spanish?
BRAD: Pass. (Placido Domingo)
74.7 - 28.8?
BRAD: Pass. (45.9)
What African great lake is surrounded by
Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda?
BRAD: Lake Victoria. CORRECT
|What late Russian leader's name
is an anagram of SIT IN SOBERLY?
OGI: Pass. (Boris Yeltsin)
What is the
capital of Washington state?
OGI: Olympia. CORRECT.
|In Braille, what letter of the
alphabet is represented by only one dot?
|OGI: A. CORRECT.
|Add letters to -P-R--IT- to get
the name of what Greek mythological character.
BRAD: Aphrodite. CORRECT
|What is the highest number under
200 that is a perfect square?
|BRAD: Pass (196)
In the US Army, what rank comes immediately
BRAD: Lieutenant Colonel. (Captain)
fall 2007, NBC will debut a remake of what 1970s television series that
starred Lindsay Wagner?
BRAD: "Bionic Woman". CORRECT.
|What 20th century artist was
married to painter Frida Kahlo?
OGI: Diego Rivera. CORRECT
|Which of these numbers is not
evenly divisible by 13? 26, 52, 97, 117
BRAD: 117 (92)
Add letters to -----ROY
to get what type of fabric?
BRAD: Corduroy. CORRECT
|What philosopher wrote the line
"Hell is other people"?
OGI: Sartre. CORRECT
|What great world leader is an
anagram of MARCH GREAT HATTER?
BRAD: Pass. (Margaret Thatcher)
19.65 - 18.72?
BRAD: Pass. (0.93)
In Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven", what
word does the raven constantly repeat?
BRAD: Nevermore. CORRECT
|Which George W. Bush
administration member performs in a band named "Beats Workin'"?
OGI: Pass (Tony Snow).
OGI: S-Q-U-A-L-O-R. CORRECT
|Who is the only woman of African
American descent to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress?
BRAD: Halle Berry. CORRECT
DRAW - - - - - - CHEESE
|BRAD: String. CORRECT
|Which movie had a larger US
opening weekend at the box office: "Spider-Man 3" or "Shrek the Third"?
OGI: "Spider-Man 3". CORRECT
|What is one-fourth of 976?
BRAD: Angelina Jolie (Madonna)
|OGI: Pass (244)
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash was
the subject of what 2001 film?
OGI: A Beautiful Mind. CORRECT
|What "E" is the middle name of
former President Jimmy Carter?
BRAD: Earl. CORRECT
|What Greek character is
condemned to spend eternity pushing a boulder repeatedly up a hill?
OGI: Sisyphus. CORRECT
|In dictionaries, the phonetic
symbol for a schwa is indicated by what letter rotated upside down?
BRAD: E. CORRECT
OGI: P-R-O-C-T-O-R. CORRECT
|What actor portrayed Lex Luthor
in the 2006 film "Superman Returns"?
BRAD: Kevin Spacey. CORRECT
|What is one-third of 1002?
OGI: Pass (334)
What hit off-Broadway
musical featured a man-eating plant named "Audrey II"?
OGI: Little Shop of Horrors. CORRECT
|Separate the state from its
capital in JEMFISFESROSUONCIRTIY.
TIME! Correct: Jefferson City, Missouri.
Ogi Ogas just upset the top seed! And he has no
problem showing how excited he is. He'll move on to face one of these two
titans.... David Legler or Leszek Pawlowicz.
Independent computer consultant
Blue Springs, MO
Twenty-One: won $1.765 million
Claim to fame
Being the "Michael Jordan" of
game shows, having won $194,000 lifetime total
Def. #12 Frank Spangenberg
Ticket to the quarterfinals
Def. #3 Ed Toutant
Boards are set. Clocks are in place. Players are
ready. Round 1 begins... NOW.
||In May of 2006, what politician
won re-election as the mayor of New Orleans?
LESZEK: Ray Nagin. CORRECT
|The 38th parallel is most
associated with what military conflict?
DAVID: The Vietnam War (The Korean War)
What artist directed the movies "Chelsea Girls",
"Blue Movie", and "Eat" in the 1960s?
DAVID: Andy Warhol. CORRECT.
|What reality TV show's first
winner was a businessman named Bill Rancic?
LESZEK: Pass (The Apprentice)
famous American's only son was named "Edsel"?
LESZEK: Henry Ford. CORRECT
|How many James Bond movies did
Pierce Brosnan star in as 007?
DAVID: Four. CORRECT
|What 90s ban took its name from
an outdoor sculpture in Seattle?
LESZEK: Nirvana. (Soundgarden).
personality Cesar Millan is known by what moniker?
LESZEK: The Dog Whisperer. CORRECT
|Rattlesnake, Kelleys, and South
Pass are all islands on what Great Lake?
DAVID: Michigan (Erie)
the 1997 movie
"Jackie Brown" is an adaptation of what Elmore Leonard novel?
DAVID: Pass (Rum Punch)
What is the name of the sword owned by JRR
Tolkien's Middle-earth character, Bilbo Baggins?
DAVID: Sting. CORRECT
|In the US Army, what is the rank
immediately above corporal?
LESZEK: Pass (Sergeant)
-one 1996 song inspired a dance craze?
LESZEK: Macarena. CORRECT
|What part of a person's eye
determines its color?
DAVID: Iris. CORRECT
|What animal is the mascot for
the fictional high school football team on NBC's "Friday Night Lights"?
LESZEK: Pass (Panther)
gives tomatoes a red color?
LESZEK: Lycopene. CORRECT
|In 2007 Halliburton made news
when its corporate headquarters relocated to what foreign country?
DAVID: France (United Arab Emirates)
2007 Forest Whitaker won an Academy Award for his portrayal of what former
DAVID: Idi Amin. CORRECT
|What sport is known as "the
LESZEK: Boxing. CORRECT
|In 2003, what comedian was
posthumously pardoned of a 1964 obscenity conviction?
TIME! Correct: Lenny Bruce
Leszek strikes first with six and change on his
final clock. Switches are still up for round 2, which starts... NOW.
|What is the square root of 225
divided by the square root of 25?
DAVID: 3. CORRECT
|How many quarters equal $30.00?
LESZEK: 120. CORRECT
|How many feet are in a fathom?
DAVID: 6. CORRECT
|What do you get when you cube
the number of US senators currently representing Rhode Island?
LESZEK: 8. CORRECT.
|Solve for x: 5x - 5 = 7x - 19
DAVID: 7. CORRECT.
|What number is represented by
the Roman numeral CXCVI?
|What 105 ÷ 3?
DAVID: 35. CORRECT
|In geometry, a line that touches
a circle at only one point, without intersecting, is called what?
LESZEK: Secant (tangent)
four-thirds of 27?
LESZEK: 36. CORRECT
|What is 5% of 150?
DAVID: 7.5. CORRECT
|What is 43 + 29 - 16?
LESZEK: 46 (56)
If some grogs are bobos,
and all bobos are flumps, are any grogs flumps?
LESZEK: False. (Yes)
A newborn is 8 points. If it increases its
body weight by 50% every 6 months, how much will it weigh after one year?
LESZEK: 18. CORRECT.
|Solve this pattern:
2 4 6
1 3 5
5 ? 9
DAVID: 7. CORRECT
|Which of these numbers is not a
multiple of 9? 27, 36, 42, 54
|DAVID: 42. CORRECT
|Solve for x: 12x + 33 = 69.
TIME! Correct: 3.
David takes 25.38 and Leszek licks his wounds
after missing a couple of easy ones.
Now we go to the letters. David still has an 18
second and one switch advantage. Round 3 starts... NOW.
||What musical instrument is
hidden in WILL ABC CANCEL LOST NEXT YEAR?
LESZEK: Cello. CORRECT
|In online dating ags, the "W" in
the abbreviation "SWF" stands for what?
DAVID: White. CORRECT
|TOP - - - - - - REPUBLIC
Add letters to A--R--R- to get what mechanism in a camera that regulates
light passing through the lens?
LESZEK: Aperture. CORRECT
|In the Greek alphabet, what
letter comes three after rho?
DAVID: Upsilon. CORRECT
LESZEK: A-L-F-A-F-A (Incorrect)
What 20th century world leader is an
anagram of OLD MIRAGE?
LESZEK: Pass (Golda Meir)
What "Q" is a nosy person or busybody?
LESZEK: Pass (quidnunc)
What Canadian city is hidden in DID CAL WIN AN ENDICOTT AWARD?
LESZEK: Pass (Ottawa)
In medicine, what does the "IV" stand for in "IV drip"?
LESZEK: Intravenous. CORRECT
|Separate the first and last
names of a famous nurse in BACRLATORAN.
|LESZEK: Clara Barton. CORRECT
|What word is formed by every
other letter in the word "courtliness"?
DAVID: Pass. (Cuties).
SWORD - - - -
DAVID: Pass (Play).
What device used for addition is an anagram
of A SCUBA?
DAVID: Abacus. CORRECT
|What is the middle letter of the
LESZEK: D (I)
Found on invitations,
"RSVP" is an abbreviation of words in what language?
LESZEK: French. CORRECT
Leszek completely shut down, as David takes
another 21.54 seconds, giving him a total of 1:46.92. Leszek has 1:06.94. Each
player gets one switch. Round 4... begins NOW.
|In the film "Cast Away," what is
the name of the imaginary friend made out of a volleyball?
DAVID: Spalding (Wilson)
How many total
vowels are in the word "loquaciousness"?
DAVID: Six (Seven)
In Part 2 of Shakespeare's "Henry VI", a
character says, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the" what?
DAVID: Lawyers. CORRECT
|What Israeli leader won the 1994
Nobel Peace Prize along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin?
LESZEK: Sharon (Shimon Peres)
famous author has published novels under the name "Richard Bachman"?
LESZEK: Stephen King. CORRECT
|What letter would you add to the
phrase "Free will" to get the title of a hit movie?
DAVID: Y. CORRECT
|In square feet, what is the area
of a rectangle with sides of 14 feet and 13 feet?
LESZEK: 182. CORRECT
|In casino blackjack, if you have
a soft hand, what card must you be holding?
DAVID: Ace. CORRECT
|What "F" is a steep-sided sea
inlet typically found in glacial regions?
LESZEK: Fjord. CORRECT
|What is 14 x 7 x 2?
DAVID: 196. CORRECT.
|What club was founded on a
Spanish island in 1950 by Gerard Blitz?
LESZEK: Pass (Club Med)
What word is
used to describe two words fused together, such as "smog"?
LESZEK. Portmanteau. CORRECT
|The Sharks and Jets did battle
in what Leonard Bernstein musical?
DAVID: West Side Story. CORRECT
When typing the Roman numeral MCLXV, which
letter is not found on the bottom row of a standard QWERTY keyboard?
LESZEK: C (L)
What Supreme Court Justice wrote the legal
opinion in the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education?
LESZEK: Earl Warren. CORRECT
|Which of these measurements is
longer, 200 inches or 20 feet?
DAVID: 20 feet. CORRECT
|What famous street in Memphis,
Tennessee is widely regarded as the home of blues music?
LESZEK: Beale Street. CORRECT
|What is 3 and one-half minus 1
DAVID: 1 3/4. CORRECT
|Add consonants to -I-O-O to get
the name of a traditional wide-sleeved Japanese robe.
|LESZEK: Pass (Kimono)
On what date is Flag Day celebrated in the US?
LESZEK: June 14. CORRECT
|In Roman numerals, Bill Clinton
was what number president of the United States?
DAVID: Pass (XLII)
Who replaced Katie
Couric as co-host of "Today" on NBC?
DAVID: Meredith Vieira. CORRECT
|Solve for y: 75 - 6y = 51.
TIME! Correct: 4
Another early underdog is knocked out as David
Legler moves on to face Ogi Ogas in the semifinal.
Next time, the quarterfinals continue as Ken
Jennings take on Phyllis Harris, while Michelle Kitt takes on John Carpenter in
a battle of wits... a battle of nerve... and a battle of the sexes.